Canadian anti-marijuana crusader Emily F. Murphy appointed a police magistrate in Edmonton, the first women police nagistrate in British Empire.
Britain takes over direct rule in Darfur.
CUP government of the Ottoman Empire deposits 5 million Turkish lira, worth the equivalent of 30,000 kilograms of gold, in an account in the German Reichsbank. Most of the money was confiscated bank deposits of Armenians murdered in the 1915 Genocide.
Canadian city of Berlin is renamed Kitchener.
Orange Crush and the first "fortune cookie" are manufactured.
U.S. Marines continue the nineteen year long occupation of Haiti, from 1915-1934.
March 1: Belgian government enrols all men between the ages of 18 and 41 for military or public service. (In early August 2006 the second Bush administration will raise the maximum military enlistment age to 41!)
April 9: Société France-Arménie organizes demonstration in the Sorbonne amphitheater to educate the French public about Armenia. Among the speakers are Paul Deschanel and Anatole France.
April 20: Russian General V.A. Sukhomlinov (former Russian Minister of War form 1909 to 1915) is arrested and banged up in the fortress of SS. Peter and Paul. Charged with nonfeasance, malfeasance and high treason.
July 1: Battle of the Somme begins as 120,000 British troops launch a poorly planned attack on German units defending behind barbed wire, machine guns bunkers and hidden artillery. The result is 57,000 British cauualties, dead and wounded. German casualties number 8,000.
July 19-20: Battle of Fromelles - 20,000 Australian and British soldiers die in an almost sucidal night attack on German machine gun positions in concrete bunkers.
July 21: Belgian government calls up all men between the ages of 18 and 41 for military or public service.
September 15: Raymond Asquith, son of British Prime Minister H.H. Asquith, is killed at the Battle of Somme.
September 17: U.S. minister to Nicaragua Benjamin Jefferson calls in the liberal candidate Julian Irias and informs him of the requirements of the U.S. government for any candidate who wants to be president of Nicaragua.